Release Date: April 6, 2009
Lecture Hall to be Named for Retired ASU Professor
Room 200 of Angelo State University’s Cavness Science Building will be re-named in honor of retired biology professor Dr. Alan Bloebaum at a reception on Thursday, April 9, in the Cavness Building, 2460 Dena Drive.
The reception will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will include the dedication of Room 200 as the “Dr. Alan P. Bloebaum Lecture Hall.” The event is open free to the public and light refreshments will be served.
Prior to his 2007 retirement, Bloebaum spent 36 years on the ASU biology faculty, including 35 years as chairman of the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC). In his HPAC capacity, he created a legacy of helping hundreds of ASU pre-health students gain admission to medical and professional schools in almost every component of medicine and its related fields.
During his ASU tenure, Bloebaum was a teacher, mentor, adviser and friend to the students in the pre-health program and helped guide them to consistently post one of the highest medical school acceptance rates in the state. Because of his influence, ASU students continue to post acceptance rates higher than the state and national averages.
Bloebaum was also the first-ever recipient of the ASU Alumni Association’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award and in 1998 was named an Outstanding Centennial Alumnus by New Mexico State University, designating him one of the top 100 graduates in the first 100 years of the school.
A group of Bloebaum’s former students has purchased a plaque that will hang outside the lecture hall to be re-named in his honor.